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MA Creative Arts

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About the Programme

The MA in Creative Arts examines the practices, discourses, literature, communities and institutions pertaining to the arts in the Caribbean. It combines knowledge of the arts and culture, arts education, and sustainable community development with technological, entrepreneurial and management skills. Students in the MA Creative Arts can select one of three areas of concentration namely, Studio Arts, Arts Entrepreneurship, or Arts Educator.

What Will I Study?

Students will learn
  • the dynamics of the creative process and artistic production;
  • the pedagogy related to education of artists;
  • how to create, manage, organize and lead artistic programs at schools, government agencies; cultural organisations, community groups and art institutions;
  • how to promote art, enhance artistic skills, raise funds, manage budgets, and develop arts and cultural programmes.

Facilities and Resources

The EBCCI boasts state of the art facilities, including an art gallery, cinematheque, rehearsal room, performance centre, dance studio, computer lab, and pedagogical centre. The Walcott Warner Theatre is a multipurpose facility suited for all types of events, and seating up to 252 persons.

Apart from teaching, our facilities can also be booked for film screenings, meetings, workshops, seminars, lectures, event rehearsals. Features such as grand or upright pianos, AV equipment, sound and lighting are available on request.  Learn how to book any of our facilities »

 

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities include:

  • Artiste
  • Arts Teacher
  • Art Administrator and Manager
  • Art Entrepreneur
  • Arts Researcher
  • Work in the Cultural Industries
  • Cultural Policy maker.

Why Study in Barbados

An internationally accredited graduate programme providing international students with a unique and exciting experience of the creative arts in the Caribbean.

See why you should study in Barbados from our International Office
https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/international/international-students/why-study-in-barbados.aspx
 

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MA
  • Duration: 1 year Full-Time; 2 years Part-Time

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Programme Details

The Master of Arts – Creative Arts consists of three concentrations –

  1. Arts Entrepreneur
  2. Arts Educator
  3. Studio Arts - Three tracks: (i) Moving Image Arts, (ii) Theatre Arts and (iii) Dance.

 

Arts Entrepreneur Specialisation
For the award of the MA Creative Arts (Arts Entrepreneur Specialisation) degree, students must successfully complete 36 credits of courses as follows:

I. Compulsory/Core Courses (15 credits)
ARTS 6000  Aesthetics, Theory and Criticism – 3 credits
ARTS 6001 Theorising Caribbean Art – 3 credits
ARTS 6900 Research Methods in the Arts – 3 credits
ARTS 6012 Approved Professional Practice – 3 credits
 
II. Research Paper (9 credits)
ARTS 6920 Research paper – 9 credits
 
III. Electives (12 credits)
Select  twelve (12) credits from the following:
ARTS 6002 Theories of Learning in the Arts – 3 credits
ARTS 6005 Community Arts – 3 credits
ARTS 6006 Conservation and Exhibition Mgmt. – 3 credits
ARTS 6007 Audience and Visitor Dynamics – 3 credits
ARTS 6008 Arts Administration – 3 credits
ARTS 6009 Marketing the Arts – 3 credits
ARTS 6010 Entrepreneurship and Project Management in the Arts – 3 credits
ARTS 6011 Festive Celebrations of the C’bean – 3 credits
ARTS 6990 Arts Internship – 3 credits
THEA 6005 Directed Studies – 3 credits

Arts Educator Specialisation
For the award of the MA Creative Arts (Arts Educator Specialisation) degree, students must successfully complete 36 credits of courses as follows:

I. Compulsory/Core Courses (27 credits)
ARTS 6000   Aesthetics, Theory and Criticism – 3 credits
ARTS 6001   Theorising Caribbean Art – 3 credits
ARTS 6002 Theories of Learning in the Arts – 3 credits
Curriculum Design in the Arts– 3 credits
Critical Pedagogy in the Arts—3 credits
Community Arts
ARTS 6012 Approved Professional Practice – 6 credits
Research Methods in the Arts—3 credits
 
II. Research Paper (9 credits)
Either ARTS 6920 Research paper – 9 credits  OR
Nine (9) credits from Studio Arts Specialisation Tracks –9 credits
 
Studio Arts Specialisation
For the award of the MA Creative Arts (Studio Arts Specialisation) degree, students must successfully complete 36 credits of courses as follows:
I. Compulsory/Core Courses (18 credits)
ARTS 6000  Aesthetics, Theory and Criticism – 3 credits
ARTS 6001  Theorising Caribbean Art – 3 credits
ARTS 6900  Research Methods in the Arts – 3 credits
ARTS 6910  Creative Arts Project – 9 credits

II. Choose from One of the following Tracks* (18 credits)
Track 1: Moving Image Arts (select 18 credits)
FILM 6000  Digital Filmmaking – 6 credits
FILM 6001  Post-production – 3 credits
FILM 6002  The Producer – 3 credits
FILM 6003  Directing – 3 credits
FILM 6004  Screenwriting – 3 credits
FILM 6005  Documentary Production – 3 credits

Track 2: Theatre Arts (select 18 credits)
THEA 6001 Production Design and Stagecraft – 3 credits
THEA 6002  Actors Workshop – 6 credits
THEA 6003  Playwriting – 3 credits
THEA 6004  Directing Lab – 6 credits

Track 3: Dance (select 18 credits)
DANC 6000  Kinesiology for Dance – 3 credits
DANC 6001  Choreography Studio – 3 credits
DANC 6002  Dance Pedagogy – 3 credits
DANC 6003  Performance Technique – 3 credits
DANC 6004  Graduate Dance Studio – 6 credits
 

For full details on programme costs, please visit https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/financial/fees/tuition-fees.aspx

Admission to the MA degree in Creative Arts is selective and based upon an evaluation of all application materials submitted by the candidate. Previous academic records, prior work experience and evidence of maturity and motivation are among the factors to be evaluated during the admission process. Applicants should hold accredited undergraduate degrees or equivalent diplomas. The programme has diverse expectations concerning undergraduate education. Most applicants will have academic or professional experience in the arts, which may range from undergraduate majors in the arts, to students whose arts experience is outside traditional university training, but which demonstrates genuine accomplishment and progressively important professional experience in midlevel management of an arts organisation or agency. Applicants seeking admission will demonstrate a high level of achievement, creative ability, professional character, leadership qualities and initiative.

In some unusual cases, incoming students who do not meet the usual entry requirements will be asked to present a detailed professional curriculum vitae and Professional Portfolio providing evidence of professional achievement, knowledge, expertise and increasing professional experience and responsibility throughout one’s career.

Applicants to the Arts Educator concentration should have experience as a teacher and demonstrate proficiency in one of the creative arts.